Promote Health in the Community, Reliant Medical Group Foundation, Worcester, MAWorcester, Mass., March 26, 2012 – Reliant Medical Group Foundation (formerly Fallon Clinic Foundation), has awarded a total of $61,500 to 12 non-profit institutions as part of its mission to promote health in Central Massachusetts through education, innovation, support of quality improvement, and access to services. The Foundation offers community grants twice a year to organizations within Reliant Medical Group’s Central MA service area. Charities offering programs and initiatives to battle the obesity epidemic gain special consideration.
Grants were made to the following charities and programs:
Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley: The Choices Program – Mental Health Model
Cleghorn Neighborhood Center: Youth Wellness Initiative
Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc.: Healthy Steps Initiative
Friends of Worcester’s Senior Center, Inc.: Matter of Balance Project for Latino Seniors
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center: Primary Care Needs Assessment in the town of Milford, MA
Montachusett Regional YMCA: Obesity Prevention for Preschoolers
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts: Obesity Prevention Project
VNA Care Network & Hospice: Worcester Elder Wellness Clinics
YMCA of Central Massachusetts: Y-Fit Program at Central Community Branch
Y.O.U., Inc.: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program
YouthNet: Summer Program for Middle School Aged Students of Worcester
The next deadline to apply for grants is September 14, 2012. Guidelines and information on how to apply can be found at
In addition, Reliant Foundation has a dedicated Oncology Fund to benefit initiatives that increase the care and comfort of Reliant Medical Group patients. One grant was made through this fund to the following charity:
A Little Easier Recovery: Jacki Program for Reliant Medical Group Breast Cancer Surgical Patients

About Reliant Medical Group Foundation
Established in 1988 as a public charity, Reliant Medical Group Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health in Central Massachusetts through education, innovation, support of quality improvement, and access to services.
As the charitable arm of Reliant Medical Group, the Foundation offers grants to non-profit organizations within Reliant’s service area which deliver programs to battle the obesity epidemic, create access to healthcare for underserved populations, and support “Innovations in Healthy Living”, such as early literacy. The Foundation also supports Reliant’s patient needs by delivering targeted funding in service to education, comfort and access to care.
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